Thursday, May 26, 2016

R U There? tells the story of 13-year old Max Keino, a regular urban kid who is befriended by a teen pop superstar named Devyn. Through Devyn, Max learns his absent father was an X-Fighter, a great warrior who disappeared while fighting the Raker, an evil shape-shifting monster imperiling the Earth.

The Raker can only be fought with a powerful electronic handheld device called the Xoosh — part smartphone, part light saber, all while playing your favorite music! Watch the R U There? special TV episode, check out the comic book for clues and then go online to to become an X-Fighter and help save the Earth from the evil Raker!

Check out Devyn's cool music video:

Glossary of characters for R U There?:

Max: A regular 13-year old urban boy is destined to save the Earth... but he’s powerless without the help of the X-Fighter kids!

Devyn: A beautiful popstar who fronts the band Devyn and Earth. Superstar by night, she is Max’s secret advisor by day.

Raker: An evil teenager who can take on monstrous forms in his attempt to destroy the planet.

Xoosh: Part smartphone, part light saber, the Xoosh is like nothing you’ve ever seen before.

About R U There?:

R U There? is part of the U.S. Department of Education's Ready to Learn program with a curricular focus on the development of reading comprehension skills, the acquisition of advanced vocabulary, and an understanding of word morphology. In addition to these core literacy skills, R U There? provides a protected environment for the development of:

  • reading comprehension
  • understanding of how prefixes and suffixes change root word meaning
  • acquisition of advanced vocabulary
  • critical thinking skills
  • problem solving skills
  • 21st century skills (including online navigation)


Created and produced by The Learning Box, LLC.

Funded in part by the U.S. Department of Education

In partnership with WTTW National Productions

R U There? was created by Don Moody, the producer and creator behind the Emmy-award winning PBS preschool series WordWorld and in partnership with WTTW National Productions, is part of the U.S. Department of Education’s* “Ready to Learn” program with a curricular focus on the development of reading comprehension skills.

*R U There? was developed under a cooperative agreement from the U.S. Department of Education. However, the contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.